Grillick wrote:I thought kitoba's entry was referring to something along the lines of the storyline of 50 First Dates.
AlternateTorg wrote:CCC: In terms of emotional content, this piece truly felt like what someone would write if they knew for sure that they would be the last words they'd ever give to the one they love. The vagueness of the event does lead me to wonder about some of the details. If the person were interrupted mid-composition by whatever caused the wreckage, how did the message itself survive? (One thought that occurred to me is that this might be Wolverine scratching a message into a metal plate using his adamantium claws!) The other thing that struck me was that if I was writing my last words to my wife, the next thing I'd want to say after "I love you" would be a brief description of what's about to kill me, but maybe I'm just more practical than the message's author. But these were mere quibbles in the face of the wonderful emotion evident in the piece.
I went with the e-mail based solely on the futuristic date. Setting is similar to Starship Troopers...the book, NOT the movie. As far as Cpt. Patel's emotional state goes; she is still quite shocky from the battle and she has had to write quite a few of these letters but this one is the hardest to write. She didn't have command of Trooper Jon Bradford for very long, yet his actions that day inspired awe even in her seasoned warriors heart. She knows how inadequate her words are but cannot think of better in her current state. I started to add a another mail from Jon's husband to a parent? or friend? talking about his training and his desire to avenge his love but ultimately decided it would be a bit too much and left it alone.AlternateTorg wrote:chaosman: I know people who would probably write messages just like this. It felt very real. I sincerely hope that the news of a soldier's death is not today or ever delivered by email, but the fact that it is delivered that way here makes me wonder at the circumstances. Is the recipient in a really isolated location? Or have things just grown more impersonal in the future? Oddly, I found myself thinking most about the thoughts and feelings of Captain Patel. How must she feel writing this message? Is she agonizing over how woefully inadequate the message feels to her? Or is this just one of hundreds that she's had to compose, and writing them has become rote?
Edguy wrote:Setting is similar to Starship Troopers...the book, NOT the movie.
Wasn't that bad! :) The sequels, however..
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